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Lee wants unification bout with GGG or Cotto before sailing into the sunset

ANYONE who listened to Andy Lee at the press conference to officially announce his WBO World title defence knows he certainly isn’t over looking challenger Billy Joe Saunders.

However, the middleweight champion of the World does have plans beyond his mandatory  and the dream Thomond Park defence.

The former Kronk puncher wants the biggest names at 160lbs if he defeats the English fighter. Fellow Irish middleweights Matthew Macklin and Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan are hoping to the get shot, but Lee will target a big unification fight.

The likes of Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto and IBF champ David Lemieux are on Lee’s radar and the Limerick man indicates he may hang up his gloves after he gets one or two of those big fights.

“There is not much more I need to do or want to do. I am 31 years old now and I would like to get out while I am relatively young and still on top,” said Lee.

“I will beat Billy Joe Saunders and then I will fight Golovkin, Lemieux or Cotto, one of the other champions, have a unification fight and sail off into the sunset, maybe.”

“Maybe one or two more fights after this and then that will be it.”


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